wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Javier. Sweeet! Cherries. Huge carbonation. Reminds me of Veritas 006. Medium bubbles. Light sourness. Malty. Dark color. Pretty good.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle; pours clear dark brown with foamy tan head rising quickly and fading slowly; big nose that to me is like a vanilla jacked 10 commandments; yummy mix of bready yeast, sweet bourbon, raisins, vanilla and red wine; herbal, dark fruit, fizzy sourness, chocolate, honey and a sharpness from the wine that is borderline astringent; bourbon hits perfectly in the nose, but gets covered up in the flavors; thin texture with a lingering dryness; juniper comes out more as it warms, as do a more enjoyable texture and softness to the flavor profile; for me though, flavor doesnít fill up or blend together enough; nose is great and reminds me in many ways of 10 commandments, but not nearly as good
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head aroma is belgian candi sugars yeasts caramel sour cherries dark fruits figs and rasins. Flavor is candi sugar sour dark fruit oak sawdust vinous grapes a bit of caramel. Light sourness melds with oak in the finish. Fantastic!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL - Picked up from Bottleworks...Opens with a pop and fakes you out...you have a good two second window before the starts gushing, so you think youíre a lucky guy...there are no lucky guys...Pours deep dk brown with a large tan head...aroma is very inviting, tannic wood, sour cherry, other dk fruit as well...flavour is nicely sour, old cherry, sour apple and some vinegar, phenolic...almost salty in its savoriness, very big in the mouth and finishes the same way...oddly addictive...didnít get any bourbon, rosemary, honey, eye of newt or anything else that they threw in there...apparently itís much better in the bottle than on draft... tasty
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd definitely get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off. Nice tartness, plays with the roastiness well, a bit overcarbonated and lacks a central note.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from notes. Spicy, acetic aroma. Cinnamon, ginger with a hint of rosemary. Red wine grapes, wine soaked oak and acetobacter. Pours a murky, hazed brownish/red with a thin film of gray atop. Flavor showcases spiced fruits (prunes, plums and raisins). Very zesty and tannic. Strawberry seed tartness. Lots of spice (rosemary being the most dominant). Slight, but not overbearing acidity. Lovely carbonation with a tart, slightly sweet, oaky finish. Thanks Nate!
Prufrockstar (1460) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle opened to celebrate the completion of my PhD. Gusher, but we didnít lose much of it thanks to some quick thinking. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is prunes, figs, dark fruit, mixed with honey and wine. Taste follows, with a hint of some kind of spiciness in there as well. Nice mix of rich, dark sweet fruits with a pleasant sourness. Full body with lively carbonation. One heck of a fine beer.
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dave - thanks! Slight gusher. Murky rust red pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is light bourbon, sweet cherry tart, balsamic sour, and light lemon. Taste is sharp and distinct sour with cherry, tart, a hard to pin down red wine aspect, and a bit of light vinegar sharpness. Precise feel in the mouth. Excellent.
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwerís Big Wood 09. Deep dark brown pour, with a smallish tan head. Lots of fruit - tart citrus and peaches meet darker malts and a cola note with some cherries. An almost roasty (baked?) malt contingent pounds back what would otherwise be very sour. Like a mix of cherry coke with La Folie.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark pour, medicinally sour taste, herbal like aroma. Leaves a bitter finish to the whole ordeal with just a slightly sour raisins and wine.